MNRC Nursery Plants

The Minnesota Nursery Research Corporation (MNRC) is a non-profit horticultural organization that sponsors scientific research for the commercial growing industry. Since 1957, MNRC has collected voluntary payments from propagators of U of M ornamental and fruit introductions and contributed over $2.5 million to the U of M Department of Horticultural Science. More information about the MNRC is available on their website.

Below we have listed nurseries, orchards and vineyards that have supported University research through the MNRC in recent years and the type of plants they have propagated over the last three years. 

Nursery Type of Nursery Recently Propagated Varieties
Apple Creek Propagators Wholesale
  • Frostbite Apple
  • Princess Kay Flowering Plum
  • Summercrisp Pear
  • Sweet Sixteen Apple
Bailey Nurseries, Inc. Wholesale
  • Alderman Plum
  • Autumn Splendor Buckeye
  • Cardinal Dogwood
  • Chippewa Blueberry
  • Frostbite Apple
  • Edelweiss Grape
  • Emerald Triumph Vibernum
  • Freedom Honeysuckle
  • Frontenac Grape
  • Golden Lights Azalea
  • Homefree™ Vibernum
  • Honeyrose Honeysuckle
  • Lemon Lights Azalea
  • Lilac Lights Azalea
  • Mandarin Lights Azalea
  • Northblue Blueberry
  • Northcountry Blueberry
  • Northern Hi-Lights Azalea
  • Northern Lights Azalea
  • Northsky Blueberry
  • Polaris Blueberry
  • Princess Kay Flowering Plum
  • Rosy Lights Azalea
  • St. Cloud Blueberry
  • State Fair Apple Tree
  • Summercrisp Pear Tree
  • Superior Blueberry
  • Sweet Sixteen Apple
  • Tri-Lights Azalea
  • True North Kentucky Coffeetree
  • White Lights Azalea
Beaver Creek Nursery Wholesale
  • Cardinal Dogwood
Big Sioux Nursery Wholesale
  • Frontenac Grape
  • Freedom Honeysuckle
Briggs Nursery Wholesale
  • Superior Blueberry
Cross Nurseries Wholesale and Retail
  • Frontenac Grape
  • Cardinal Dogwood
Cummins Nursery Retail
  • Frostbite Apple
  • Keepsake Apple
  • Summercrisp Pear
  • Sweet Sixteen Apple
DeGrandchamp Farms, Inc. Wholesale and Retail
  • Chippewa Blueberry
  • Northblue Blueberry
  • Northcountry Blueberry
  • Polaris Blueberry
  • Superior Blueberry
Double A Vineyards Retail
  • Edelweiss Grape
  • Frontenac Grape
  • Frontenac Blanc Grape
Evergreen Nursery Co., Inc. Wholesale
  • Cardinal Dogwood
Faribault Growers Wholesale and Retail
  • Peach Centerpiece Chrysanthemum
  • Sesquicentennial Sun Chrysanthemum
FEDCO Trees Retail
  • Frostbite Apple
  • Keepsake Apple
  • Summercrisp Pear
  • Sweet Sixteen Apple
Gertens Greenhouse Wholesale and Retail
  • Cardinal Dogwood
  • Honeyrose Honeysuckle
  • Garden Glow™ Dogwood
Greenleaf Nursery Co. Wholesale
  • Chippewa Blueberry
  • Garden Glow Dogwood
  • State Fair Apple
  • Sweet Sixteen Apple
Hilltop Fruit Trees Wholesale
  • Sweet Sixteen Apple
J Frank Schmidt and Son Wholesale
  • His Majesty Corktree
KCK Farms, LLC Wholesale
  • State Fair Apple
  • Summercrisp Pear
  • Sweet Sixteen Apple
Lawyer Nursery, Inc. Wholesale
  • Cardinal Dogwood
McKay Nursery Co. Wholesale and Retail
  • Cardinal Dogwood
  • Princess Kay Dogwood
  • Summercrisp Pear
Medford Nursery Wholesale
  • Cardinal Dogwood
Northeastern Vine Supply, Inc
Wholesale
  • Frontenac
  • Frontenac Blanc
Oregon Pride Nurseries Wholesale
  • Patton's Silver Spendor White Pine
Sester Farms Wholesale
  • Cardinal Dogwood
Silver Creek Vineyards & Nursery Wholesale
  • Frontenac
St. Francois Vineyards Retail
  • Edelweiss
  • Frontenac
Turnbull Nursery, Inc. Wholesale and Retail
  • Frontenac
VineTech Canada Wholesale
  • Frontenac
Winterhaven Vineyard & Nursery Retail
  • Frontenac